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Phylum Pteridophyta Haeckel 1875 (ferns)

PaleoDB taxon number: 54828

The authorship of the phylum should be ascribed to the Editor of the translation, E. R. Lankester, not E. Haeckel.

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Synonym: Polypodiophyta Cronquist et al. 1966 (taxon 263732)

Full reference: E. Haeckel. 1875. The History of Creation: or the development of the Earth and its inhabitants by the action of natural causes. A popular exposition of the doctrine of evolution in general, and of that of Darwin, Goethe, and Lamarck in particular. From the German []. The translation revised by Professor E. Ray Lankester [] 1-2

Parent taxon: Embryophyta according to E. Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Angiospermae, Antherocerotophyta, Bryophyta, Coniferophyta, Cycadophyta, Gigantopteridales, Ginkgophyta, Hermanophytales, Iraniales, Lycophyta, Progymnospermophyta, Pteridospermophyta, Sphenophyta, Zosterophyllophyta

Subtaxa: Acrostichum, Auritulinasporites, Cardioangulina, Cibotiumspora, Cingulatipollenites, Clavatasporites, Concavisporites, Converrucosisporites, Divisisporites, Duplexisporites, Eodelopterum, Eodelopterum priscum, Foveogleicheniidites, Gabonisporis, Haplostigma, Impardecispora, Lycopsida, Microfoveolatosporis, Microreticulatisporites, Muricingulisporis, Murospora, Pilosisporites, Polycingulatisporites, Psilatriletes, Psilotopsida, Pteridopsida, Rhacophytales, Rubinella, Saadisporites, Scolecopteris, Scortea, Trilobosporites, Triplanosporites, Tuberositriletes, Uralia, Velosporites, Verrucosisporites

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